(May 1946)

Fiction House, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Glen-Kel Pub. Co., Inc.
Brand:
Fiction House Magazines
Editing:
Jack Byrne (credited)(managing editor); John C. Mitchell (credited)
Color:
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
Early Issues Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Issues Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Golden Gourds Shriek Blood! (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason
Keywords:
bondage; witch doctors

["Agonized whispers attest that a new king has risen to rule the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Kaänga / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Riddell]
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Kaänga; Ann Mason; N'geeso; Niato; Pnais (African tribe); Jim
Synopsis:
Witch doctor Niato, in league with white treasure hunters, takes Ann to sacrifice to the god Ghia, which in reality is a mannequin drawn from the lake by a balloon. Kaänga arrives and exposes the fraud, kills the witch doctor, and frees Ann.
Keywords:
balloons; bondage; crocodiles; Ghia worship; human sacrifice; leopards; lions; soporific drugs; wagons; waterfalls

["The two-legged ones are to be avoided..."] (Table of Contents)

Simba, King of Beasts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Ed Hunt]
Pencils:
August Froehlich (signed)
Inks:
August Froehlich (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
animal; jungle
Characters:
Simba
Synopsis:
Simba, seeking to escape crocodiles, flees onto a steamboat full of caged animals. Shortly natives attack and Simba drives them away when the hunters open the cages.
Keywords:
crocodiles; gorillas; steamboats

["The scent of death rolled heavily through the jungle..."] (Table of Contents)

Wambi, The Jungle Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy L. Smith]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Regina Levander
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wambi; Ogg; Monya; Linkas (African tribe); Tawn
Synopsis:
A snake priestess demands tribute from villagers and those who fail to produce their valuables die. Wambi reveals that she is using a hidden snake to kill the victims and that he has introduced a mongoose into the mechanism that killed the snake.
Keywords:
blowguns; mongooses; snakes

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from James Van Nuys, grandson of the artist, who is in possession of black & white proofs of three pages of the story.

["'Death waits at Fort Diablo,' the desert sands whispered."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Terry Thunder / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre La Rue]
Pencils:
Joe Doolin
Inks:
Joe Doolin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Terry Thunder; Maynard; Lieutenant Sasse; Jeanette Maynard; Lieutenant Martin
Synopsis:
Terry is given a new assignment as the governor of Fort Diablo. When he arrives, he finds that the previous governor, though imprisoned, has staged a riot and taken over the fort. Terry is imprisoned himself, but manages to escape and re-establish order.
Keywords:
artillery; Fort Diablo; Fort Sudan; prison riots; seaplanes

The Dawn Terror (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

["Falhawks soared the cloud-steeped mountain crags..."] (Table of Contents)

Tabu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Mack]
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case ?; ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Tabu
Synopsis:
The priestess of a hawk cult uses giant hawks to capture villagers to bring to her lair for sacrifice. Tabu uses his powers of illusions and convinces the priestess that she is a hawk; she falls to her death.
Keywords:
bondage; Cape buffalo; giant hawks; gorillas; human skeletons; ivory; leopards; lions; rope bridges; telescopes; wagons

["The jungle brutes are rhinos...the name signifies..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Facts / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Peppe (signed)
Inks:
Mike Peppe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle; nature
Synopsis:
An animal identification quiz.
Keywords:
camels; elephants; kangaroos; lions; mandrills; orangutan; pythons; wallabies

["What is the pool of death --"] (Table of Contents)

Camilla / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Victor Ibsen]
Pencils:
Fran Hopper (signed)
Inks:
Fran Hopper (signed); Ruth Atkinson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Camilla; Jake; Dirk; N'gala; Fang (dog)
Synopsis:
White treasure hunters attempt to force Camilla to reveal the location of the Temple of Gar and its gold. She refuses, but before they can kill her, the guardian of the temple, an old man, appears and takes them into the river, drowning him. Camilla takes the responsibilities of guarding the temple.
Keywords:
gold; idols; leopards; rope bridges; Temple of Gar; waterfalls; whirlpools
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Golden Gourds Shriek Blood!
    Kaänga
  2. 1. ["Agonized whispers attest that a new king has risen to rule the jungle..."]
    Kaänga
  3. 2. ["The two-legged ones are to be avoided..."]
    Simba, King of Beasts
  4. 3. ["The scent of death rolled heavily through the jungle..."]
    Wambi, The Jungle Boy
  5. 4. ["'Death waits at Fort Diablo,' the desert sands whispered."]
    Captain Terry Thunder
  6. 5. The Dawn Terror
  7. 6. ["Falhawks soared the cloud-steeped mountain crags..."]
    Tabu
  8. 7. ["The jungle brutes are rhinos...the name signifies..."]
    Jungle Facts
  9. 8. ["What is the pool of death --"]
    Camilla
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.